Category Archives: In the News

In The News: Shark-Eating Bobcat Goes Viral; Shooting Raises Calls for Police Body Cameras; Festival Brings Creators and Innovators Together; Class Size Controversy May End

By and on April 8th, 2015 | Last updated: April 8, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Photo of Shark-Eating Bobcat in Florida Goes Viral – A Florida man said he captured the encounter Monday: a bobcat emerging from the surf with a shark in its jaws. However, some have raised questions over the authenticity of the […]

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In The News: Woman Allowed to Serve Divorce Papers on Facebook, Snowden Statue Removed from NYC Park, Jury Deliberates Boston Bomber’s Fate, Florida Supports Medical Marijuana in Poll

By on April 7th, 2015 | Last updated: April 7, 2015 at 2:10 pm

Woman can use Facebook to serve divorce papers – Brooklyn nurse Ellanora Baidoo received approval to serve her husband with divorce papers via a Facebook message. A judge approved Baidoo’s request after her husband refused to make himself available to be […]

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In The News: Fraternity Pursues Legal Action, Tebow to Speak at Fundraiser, Online Breast Milk Risky, Senator’s Child Inspires Legislation

By on April 6th, 2015 | Last updated: April 6, 2015 at 1:56 pm

Report: Frat to pursue legal action against ‘Rolling Stone’ – Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity highlighted in the “Rolling Stone’s” article about an alleged gang rape, plans on taking legal action against the magazine. The decision comes a day after […]

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In The News: UCF Responds To Bomb Threat, Activists Oppose Bear Hunts, Oysters Negatively Affecting Economy, Duke Energy New Solar Plan

By on April 6th, 2015 | Last updated: April 6, 2015 at 1:01 pm

UCF Police Evacuate Student Union After Bomb Threat – The University of Central Florida Police Department evacuated the student union after a reported bomb threat late Saturday evening. Students were asked to avoid the student union until the police department […]

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In The News: Tax Collector Tech Improves Services, Scott’s Online Voter Criticism Angers Officials, Bill Gives Private Agencies Right To Refuse Gay Couple Adoption, Florida Senate Proposes Adopting Early School Start Date

By on April 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: April 2, 2015 at 2:37 pm

Tax collector uses tech to reduce office wait times – The Alachua County tax collector’s office is using new technology to manage customer service and improve wait times for its services. The Gainesville Sun Gov. Rick Scott’s criticism of online […]

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In The News: Wal-Mart Employees Still Eligible for Public Assistance, 560,000-Acre Tract in North Florida, FL Senate Moves to Suspend School Grades, All But One Convicted in Atlanta Cheating Scandal

By on April 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: April 2, 2015 at 10:53 am

Despite pay hike, Walmart workers still need help – According to a report by Americans for Tax Fairness, Wal-Mart’s highly publicized pay increase to at least $9 an hour for its 1.3 million employees still won’t be enough to get […]

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In The News: Mandatory California Water Restrictions, Senate Adds $35 Mil To Budget, Disney Bus Crash, Hernandez Trial Testimony Continues, ISIS Cited For Records Exemption

By on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 1, 2015 at 3:08 pm

As California’s Drought Worsens, Governor Announces New Water Restrictions – California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced a set of mandatory water conservation measures today, as the state continues to struggle with a prolonged drought that has lasted for more […]

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In The News: Panama City Beach Drinking Ban, Florida Mayor Acquitted, School Guns Bill Setback, Jimmy Carter Speaks At UF

By and on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 1, 2015 at 6:08 pm

No drinking Panama City Beach during spring break – The Panama City Beach council banned drinking on the beach and in parking lots through April 18. This emergency ordinance comes after a shooting at a party last weekend. News 4 […]

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In the News: Florida Hospital To Move, Jacksonville Debates Cop Body Cams, West Palm Mayor Bans Travel To Indiana, Florida Lawmakers Talk Health Care In DC

By on March 31st, 2015 | Last updated: March 31, 2015 at 2:26 pm

Florida Hospital Apopka unveils plans for new location – Florida Hospital announced plans to move to a new location after 40 years in downtown Apopka. The new location will bring new services to the hospital and a bigger campus. Orlando […]

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In The News: Possible State Abortion Restrictions, Deadly Church Van Crash, Santa Fe College Wins Award, Prosecution Rests in Boston Bombing Trial

By on March 30th, 2015 | Last updated: March 30, 2015 at 1:59 pm

New restrictions on abortion could pass in Florida Legislature – The Florida Legislature is considering measures to restrict abortions, including a bill that would require a woman receive counseling before coming back later for the procedure. AP Church van crashes […]

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